Joseph Stone, a retired brakeman and conductor on the Grand Trunk Railroad, had asked AR for an autograph, writing: “You are my best girl…”
May 18, 1963
Mr. Joseph A. Stone
426 South Hill Street
Los Angeles 13, California
Dear Mr. Stone:
Thank you for your nice letter. I am glad that you liked my books, and that you cared to tell me about it.
Since you are a former railroad man, I particularly appreciate your saying that I know railroads. I had to do a lot of hard research to acquire that knowledge.
Thank you also for your subscription to The Objectivist Newsletter.
No, I have not stopped writing books, and I will write another novel, but I cannot predict its publication date at present.
With best regards,
[signature: “‘Your best girl’—AR”]